Solène Getenet was born near Paris in 1984. She started playing the piano and the violoncello at the age of four. She first was the pupil of Lucette Descaves, one of the most famous french pedagogues, then of Marie-Paule Siruguet ( Boulogne-Billancourt National Music Academy) and Hubert Guillard . Now she is studying with Cyril Huvé, Nicholas Angelich and Paul Badura-Skoda.
In 1995, Solène began her career as a concert pianist. She performed in two concerts with the orchestra in Versailles and Paris (Cortot Concert Hall) and also performed in several recitals, among others in Rennes, Paris and surroundings.
In 1996, she was went on her first musical tours through Martinique, Tahiti and Belgium, and she also played in the Gaveau Hall in Paris. In March 1999, Solène won the First Prize in the “Claude Kahn competition”, then she stood out at the “International Liszt Festival in Munster” and got the gold medal in the Boulogne-Billancourt National Academy.
In 2000, Solène got a first Prize at the “Sucy-en-Brie competition”, a first medal in the “Claude Kahn four hands competition”, the honorary prize at the “Royaume de la Musique competition” and the first prize (with one consent) at the ” Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche competition”. She has also been the recipient of various international prizes : in Germany (French-German competition) and Italy (Premio Gramsci competition).
Solène Getenet 1 In the beginning of 2001, she got many prizes including prizes in the “Wurmser”, “Vulaines” and “French-Chinese” competitions. Solène has worked under the guidance of such great names as Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Aldo Ciccolini, Béchara El Khoury , Bertrand Ott, Anne Queffelec, Boaz Sharon, Einar Steen-Nokleberg, Claude Helffer, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Leslie Howard, Evgeny Moguilevsky, Claude Kahn.
Solène Getenet is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).